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Mina Lay

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  1. Hi Mick, Thank you so much for taking the time to reply. Do you have any other stories about your father’s time in Bobonaro? I would love to hear more about his experience or any other names of soldiers who were with him in Bobonaro. And if you don’t mind me asking, in which State/Territory was the property? I would love to tell my grandma. Thank you, Mina Lay
  2. Hi Ed, I can’t thank you enough for your response and the helpful information that you have provided. I haven’t had the opportunity to return to Timor Leste (having come to Australia as a one year old) so it was very moving for me to read those descriptions and to see the map drawings of where both my grandparents and my father grew up. It also helps me to visualise a bit more the settings my grandma describes to me when she talks about her childhood and what they experienced. I’m truly touched and eternally grateful for the research you have done and the information that you ha
  3. Hello, This is a long shot but I’m interested in getting information and possibly in touch with any families of soldiers who were in Bobonaro and Atsabe (Timor Leste). My grandma’s parents (Chinese Timorese) regularly cooked and fed some Australian troops (they came in groups of 3 to 10) in Bobonaro. My grandma was only young at the time and she remembers an older solider who came every morning for a while for coffee. One of the soldier’s gave her parents some small scissors, I’m guessing to say thank you, which we still have today. My grandma’s house was bombed by the Japanese troops and
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